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publishes abstracts and articles concerning the interaction of formal and informal order. Topics include social and group norms, conventions, customs, customary law, folk law, legal pluralism, private organizational rules, civil society, self-enforcing contracts, informal sanctions (such as gossip, shame, and guilt), self-help (including feuds), and the origins of law and legal institutions.
Nowadays, Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law has become a major academic space not only for scholars specialized in relations between law an society, but also for researches, scholars and students from other disciplines such as Political Science, Anthropology, History and Psychology, which are interested in the legal side of their specific traditions. Scholars, both young and consolidated, across countries and disciplines find in Oñati a privileged space to work in their research interests. This journal seeks to create a virtual, but real space, that strengths the emerging community around the relations between law and society. Indeed, the community of scholars that year by year meet, discuss and grow in IISL facilities may find in this journal an additional chance to share, and discuss, their knowledge and findings.